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Pie vs. Cake

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Pienoun

A type of pastry that consists of an outer crust and a filling.

‘The family had steak and kidney pie for dinner and cherry pie for dessert.’;

Cakenoun

A rich, sweet dessert food, typically made of flour, sugar, and eggs and baked in an oven, and often covered in icing.

Pienoun

Any of various other, non-pastry dishes that maintain the general concept of a shell with a filling.

‘Shepherd's pie is made of mince covered with mashed potato.’;

Cakenoun

A small mass of baked dough, especially a thin loaf from unleavened dough.

‘an oatmeal cake’; ‘a johnnycake’;

Pienoun

(Northeastern US) Pizza.

Cakenoun

A thin wafer-shaped mass of fried batter; a griddlecake or pancake.

‘buckwheat cakes’;

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Pienoun

(figuratively) The whole of a wealth or resource, to be divided in parts.

Cakenoun

A block of any of various dense materials.

‘a cake of soap’; ‘a cake of sand’;

Pienoun

(letterpress) A disorderly mess of spilt type.

Cakenoun

(slang) A trivially easy task or responsibility; from a piece of cake.

Pienoun

(cricket) An especially badly bowled ball.

Cakenoun

(slang) Money.

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Pienoun

(pejorative) a gluttonous person.

Cakenoun

Used to describe the doctrine of having one's cake and eating it too, particularly regarding the UK’s approach to Brexit negotiations.

Pienoun

A pie chart.

Cakeverb

(transitive) Coat (something) with a crust of solid material.

‘His shoes are caked with mud.’;

Pienoun

(slang) The vulva.

Cakeverb

To form into a cake, or mass.

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Pienoun

(obsolete) Magpie.

Cakenoun

A small mass of dough baked; especially, a thin loaf from unleavened dough; as, an oatmeal cake; johnnycake.

Pienoun

(historical) The smallest unit of currency in South Asia, equivalent to 1/192 of a rupee or 1/12 of an anna.

Cakenoun

A sweetened composition of flour and other ingredients, leavened or unleavened, baked in a loaf or mass of any size or shape.

Pieverb

(transitive) To hit in the face with a pie, either for comic effect or as a means of protest (see also pieing).

‘I'd like to see someone pie the chairman of the board.’;

Cakenoun

A thin wafer-shaped mass of fried batter; a griddlecake or pancake; as buckwheat cakes.

Pieverb

(transitive) To go around (a corner) in a guarded manner.

Cakenoun

A mass of matter concreted, congealed, or molded into a solid mass of any form, esp. into a form rather flat than high; as, a cake of soap; an ague cake.

‘Cakes of rusting ice come rolling down the flood.’;

Pieverb

(transitive) (of printing types) To reduce to confusion; to jumble.

Cakeverb

To form into a cake, or mass.

Pienoun

An article of food consisting of paste baked with something in it or under it; as, chicken pie; venison pie; mince pie; apple pie; pumpkin pie.

Cakeverb

To concrete or consolidate into a hard mass, as dough in an oven; to coagulate.

‘Clotted blood that caked within.’;

Pienoun

See Camp, n., 5.

Cakeverb

To cackle as a goose.

Pienoun

A magpie.

Cakenoun

a block of solid substance (such as soap or wax);

‘a bar of chocolate’;

Pienoun

The service book.

Cakenoun

small flat mass of chopped food

Pienoun

Type confusedly mixed. See Pi.

Cakenoun

made from or based on a mixture of flour and sugar and eggs

Pieverb

See Pi.

Cakeverb

form a coat over;

‘Dirt had coated her face’;

Pienoun

dish baked in pastry-lined pan often with a pastry top

Cake

Cake is a form of sweet food made from flour, sugar, and other ingredients, that is usually baked. In their oldest forms, cakes were modifications of bread, but cakes now cover a wide range of preparations that can be simple or elaborate, and that share features with other desserts such as pastries, meringues, custards, and pies.

Pienoun

a prehistoric unrecorded language that was the ancestor of all Indo-European languages

Pie

A pie is a baked dish which is usually made of a pastry dough casing that contains a filling of various sweet or savoury ingredients. Sweet pies may be filled with fruit (as in an apple pie), nuts (pecan pie), brown sugar (sugar pie), sweetened vegetables (rhubarb pie), or with thicker fillings based on eggs and dairy (as in custard pie and cream pie).

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